GNOME (General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment) is the modeling tool developed and
used by the Office of Response and Restoration's (OR&R;) Emergency Response Division to
predict the possible route, or trajectory, a pollutant, such as oil, might follow in a
body of water.
Use the link above to download GNOME and set up your own spill scenario.
The GNOME Online Oceanographic Data Server (GOODS) provides access to a variety of
data in a format that can be easily loaded into GNOME. Ocean current and wind data
and forecasts from numerous sources are available. GOODS also includes a map generator
tool that can be used to make a GNOME basemap.
Use the link above to access GNOME compatible data and forecasts through GOODS.
GNOME-ADIOS web version - Coming Soon
GNOME is currently being integrated with ADIOS
(Automated Data Inquiry for Oil Spills) an oil weathering model
that predicts how different types of oil undergo physical changes
in the marine environment. The coupled model system will soon be available
for testing as a web-based application.